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Llama Packing in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains

“The llamas made it happen.”

— Mark F., participant (w/ two sons!)

Good food and good company—bring your family to NOLS.
Photo: Rich Brame

Relive your fondest memories of Wyoming's Wind River Mountains with your family.  This alumni trip travels into the Wind Rivers using Llamas to transport the majority of our gear as you shoulder a light pack of necessities.

We'll cover basic wilderness skills including navigation, cooking and LNT techniques.  There will be time for fly fishing, photography, hiking and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of these majestic mountains. This is a great way to introduce your children, parents and friends to the essence of a NOLS course. Ages ten and up. Trip starts and ends in Lander, Wyoming.

Family Camping in the Winds
Dates: July 23-29 and Aug. 6-12, 2017
Duration: 7 days
Cost: $1,295
Average Age:

Adult Average: 44

Kid Average: 11+

Typical Female/Male Mix:


Course start/end: Lander, Wyoming

Activity Rating :

(this is a subjective rating of anticipated physical difficulty- weather, route, and the group mix can combine to make trips more or less "difficult" —higher numbers mean more challenge.)


Llamas carry the group gear and food, humanoids hike with personal gear.

Fly in/out:

Riverton, Wyoming (code: RIW)

Additional Information:

July 23-29, 2017 Trip Description & Equipment Guidelines (pdf)

August 6-12, 2017 Trip Description & Equipment Guidelines (pdf)

Apply Now:

Download Application (pdf)
[Hint: complete the form electronically, print it, sign it, return it to us via hard copy or scanned email]

Instructors: Click here for information on our alumni trip instructor cadre.

Email us with your questions about this trip.

Signing Up
A $200 per person non-refundable deposit is required for enrollment on all alumni trips. If you would like to sign up or have questions just give us a call at 1-800-332-4280 or email at

Llamas, kids, and the Wind Rivers- a great match. Photo: Rich Brame

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